Latin Root “sub” Words – 10 Words


being or operating under the surface of the earth

Since then commuters from Long Island and New Jersey and passengers using Amtrak’s regional rail lines have had to navigate an outdated, cramped, subterranean labyrinth.Economist (Jan 14, 2016)

rank or order as less important or consider of less value

Manon, who earns money serving lunch in a school cafeteria, is proud to subordinate her own ambitions to her husband’s.New York Times (Jan 14, 2016)

below the threshold of conscious perception

They bypass the rest of the brain, allowing us to pick up threats subliminally and respond to them before we even realise there’s a problem.The Guardian (Jan 31, 2016)

yield to the control of another

The fundamental argument goes something like this: Are black efforts at self-improvement and self-criticism merely ways of submitting to white standards?New York Times (Feb 19, 2016)

a writ issued to compel the attendance of a witness

The subpoena primarily requests information regarding dealings with Indian governmental agencies and officials to obtain approvals related to the operation of that plant.Wall Street Journal (Feb 19, 2016)

contain or include

As a performer, Jones had become more confident; she discovered kabuki dance-theatre and subsumed it into her act, giving her incredible poise on stage.The Guardian (Jan 13, 2016)

a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

With 21 million people in the city and its suburbs, Mexico City is the largest metropolis of the Western Hemisphere.New York Times (Feb 18, 2016)

wear off or die down

He said strong winds that hit the area on Tuesday had subsided slightly, but conditions were still “very blustery”.BBC (Feb 17, 2016)

difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

Mr. Hicks said he wished that he had picked up on subtle signals the inspector may have been sending.New York Times (Feb 19, 2016)

adopt as a belief

I just don’t subscribe to the notion that there’s one success story and 29 failures in any given season.Los Angeles Times (Feb 18, 2016)

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